July 9th, 2014
Shirley Ruth Hope, 68, of Bokoshe died Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Victory Worship in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Clarence Eugene Meadows, 76, of Spiro died Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, in Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Charles Loyal Moore, 82, of Poteau died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Poteau.Â
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Rowlett, Texas. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale announced about 12:45 p.m. [July 9] that Richard Roland Humphries, 48, has been arrested o suspicion of first degree murder in connection with the murder of 53-year-old Randy Shelton.
Shelton was shot at his home on Midway Road at about 3:50 a.m. today [July 9], according to police.
Humphries lives across the road from the Shelton home. Investigators still have not released information about the cause of the shooting.
LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is investigating the murder of a Monroe man that happened about 3:30 a.m. today [July 9].
According to authorities, someone knocked on the door of the home and began firing a gun through the door. The 53-year-old man's name who was killed has not yet been released by investigators.
The shooting happened at a home east of the Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship Church on Midway Road.
Authorities say the have a person of interest but no arrests had been made as of 7 a.m.
The road remains blocked by deputies as the investigation continues.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Editor's note: Each race and division's point standings will have the top three and any other local racer.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Cody Collingsworth, Rudy, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 5. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 6. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 11. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.
Super Stock Race
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” College-bound students from Arkansas and Oklahoma will receive much needed funds to help with the rising costs associated with attending school thanks in part to a generous scholarship courtesy of the Gordon Youth Foundation. The awards will be presented at the organizationâ€™s annual scholarship dinner and fundraiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Fianna Hills Country Club located at No. 1 Essex Place.
Former Oklahoma Sooner and National Football League running back Billy Sims will provide an exceptional keynote address to the crowd expected to be in attendance.
Clarence â€śC.W.â€ť Harris, 85, of Spiro died Monday, Jjuly 7, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at First Assembly of God in Spiro with burial in Spiro City Cemetery. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Lucky Brand, 62, of Spiro died July 8, 2014, in Spiro.Â He was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Lake Charles, La., to Ruel Bufford Brand Sr. and Vernice (Fontenot) Brand.Â He was a long haul truck driver.Â
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard Brand.
Lucky is survived by his wife, Opal of the home; a son, Rocky and wife Lanita Brand of Texas City, Texas; daughters, Tasia Brand of Poteau and Carissa and husband Brandon Hendrix of Wilburton; a brother, Daniel Brand of Sulpher, La.; six grandchildren; many more family members, friends and loved ones.
Jimmie Lou Morgan Nicewander was born July 18, 1927, to Viola Elizabeth Wilson Morgan and Onis Berry Morgan in Wister. She went to be with her Lord on July 7, 2014.
Jimmie is survived by two daughters, Donna and husband Dr. Jim Riemer of Pawnee and Linda and husband Monty Stidham of Del Rio, Texas; two sons, Dean Nicewander of Oklahoma City and Van Nicewander of Wister; five grandchildren Major Christopher Riemer and wife Tara; Staff Sgt. Daniel Tooker and wife Sarah; Rachel, Billy and Jonathan Tooker; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, W.C. and Gary Morgan.